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EU approves Italy's EUR 325 mln plan to bring gigabit fibre to schools

Friday 22 January 2021 | 15:10 CET | News
The European Commission has approved Italy's plan to boost takeup of high-speed fibre services at schools throughout the country via EUR 325 million of public funds. The aim is to equip a total of 12,000 schools with fibre-optic equipment that guarantees download speeds of up to 1Gbps within the next two years. In a statement, the EC said the initiative met EU state aid rules in that the schools that will benefit are located in areas with insufficient connectivity, in line with the bloc's broadband connectivity objectives.

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Companies: European Commission / Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE)
Countries: Italy
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